Congratulations to Jumping NSW, ACT Showjumping Club and Longarch Equestrian for their staging of the 2014 NSW State Showjumping Championships. Four rings flat out for three days. The weather was kind, the kit was good, the designs were excellent and the judges and officials kept it ticking along.
Brad Longhurst and Michael Archer worked incredibly hard, along with many others, to put on the event. Seeing Kerrie Winning in the judges box in the big class on Sunday afternoon, backing up after her successful Spring Showcase competition the week before was pretty typical of the commitment from all involved.
The new JJD scoring system, being introduced by Jumping NSW, was on display, with scores being available within minutes of the actual rounds.
It was also good to see some of the new CD blood coming through. Charl Archer designed some of the tracks in Arena 4, under the guidance of John Vallance and Mark Atkins.
James Arkins on Rosthwaite Vigilante ll took out the big class on Sunday afternoon, but Tom McDermott and SL Limerick were the overall winners, taking home the Equestrian NSW Senior Championship.
Equestrian NSW was a proud sponsor of the event and is also committed to supporting the upcoming Summer Classic in December.